Caregiver Support Group
Connecting with other caregivers in caregiver support group meetings is an excellent way to acquire information, ideas and tips for caregiving. In addition, support group participants feel affirmed, renewed and re-energized after sharing their stories and hearing the stories of their fellow caregivers.
Holy Cross supports all and any caregivers through the support group meetings that are held each month. During the meetings, caregivers are given opportunities to share their stories, ask questions and feel affirmed for all they are doing in their journeys as a caregiver.
Meetings: Usually the 2nd Thursday of the month at 1:30pm in classroom J at Holy Cross
On the Caregiving Journey...
Family Caregiver Alliance03-15-2020
Are you a caregiver of someone with special medical needs? Are you looking for resources that can provide you with tips and even demonstrate how to perform some of the health care functions that family caregivers are expected to do? If so, check out the Family Caregiver Alliance's website at www.caregiver.org. The website contains an entire section of education for family caregivers. Point to the "Caregiver Education" tab at the top of the home page and view the drop down menu of choices to help you become more educated. The list includes their Learning Center, Health and Issues, Facts and Tips Sheet, Webinars and Videos. The videos demonstrate how family caregivers can assist a loved one with bathing, dressing, toileting, and transferring needs and dental care. The Safe at Home video series helps caregivers learn how to make their homes safe for loved ones with dementia, Alzheimer's and balance problems. The entire website, designed to be easy to navigate, strives to be an excellent resource for educating family caregivers and helping them become more effective in their caregiving efforts.
Family Caregiver Alliance03-01-2020
We live in a world of technology with millions of applications designed to make our lives easier. While you may be familiar with several apps, you may not know that there are more than 40,000 special applications with single and multiple functions for seniors and their caregivers. Some of these applications will help caregivers communicate short- and long-term caregiving assistance needs with friends and family. Other apps feature enhanced home-sensory technology and personal emergency response systems that allow distant caregivers to monitor their care receivers. There are also voice-activated apps with functions that pertain to home environment and medication reminders. For more information about these applications and others, visit the web site of the Family Caregiver Alliance National Center on Caregiving at www.caregiver.org/quick-view-technologies-family-caregivers.